Two wines


A couple of very good summer drinking wines tried in recent days. 2014 Wandering Lane Riesling Sourced from Great Southern grapes for Byron and Harold Estate at Wandering, it has a pale straw hue, floral citrus blossom aromas, while the ...

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Raising Riesling – 2015


Around this time last year we went along to one of the best wine tasting events experienced – organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association (GSWPA) it is a celebration of the Queen of Grapes, Riesling. Now Australia is blessed by ...

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Not having been to Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in and around Lonsdale and Mort Streets. With a few hours to spare until my flight ...

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Petition Wine Bar and Merchant


The wonderfully restored State Buildings at the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace is home to Petition, three individual venues each with a slight differentiation – Petition Kitchen, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant and Petition Beer ...

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Redgate Wines


Redgate Wines Redgate is another of the many boutique wineries around Margaret River. Established by the late Bill Ullinger in 1977 it is one of the older wineries of the region. Set in pretty grounds south of the town site, it boasts an ...

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Brown Hill


Brown Hill, a little south of Margaret River at Rosa Brook (around where my grandfather used to farm many years ago) has all dry grown vines on gravelly soils which while making for small yields also produce wines of great character and ...

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Duke’s annual Perth tasting


Duke’s in Porongurup Road is one of the best boutique wineries in WA producing outstanding Riesling and high quality Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon – as well as excellent sparkling and rosé wines in a beautiful cellar door at the foot of the stunning ...

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Figtree Estate


Fig Tree Estate in Millendon, just down the road from Lamonts, produced its first wine in 2011 and opened a cellar door last year. I dropped by a couple of weeks ago to sample what they had to offer. The cellar door is a small, but well fitted ...

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Rivendell is surrounded by picturesque gardens on Wildwood Road in Yallingup. There are a few chalets near to the restaurant and Howling Wolves has co-located their winery to the cellar door, having moved from their old premises on Bussell Highway, ...

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Olive Farm Wines


Olive Farm is the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a stunning purpose built, and architecturally award winning, winery in Millendon. The Yurisich’s make a great ...

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